EU Olive Oil Action Plan

With No Deal on Olive Council’s Future, Europe Favors Treaty Extension

Lack of a deal on the future of the IOC means the treaty governing it is likely to be prolonged a year beyond its December expiration.

Europe Set for New Regulations on Olive Oil Labeling

New rules aimed at making olive oil labels easier to read and understand will apply from late next year in the European Union.
Special Report

U.K. Readies for European Ramp Up of Olive Oil Testing

One company controls 95 percent of olive oil bottling in the United Kingdom -- a fact that may simplify compliance with a new European Union olive oil testing regime.

Concern in Europe Over New Olive Oil Standards

Europe’s olive oil sector is keeping a wary eye on the United States and Australia for any moves to introduce mandatory quality standards, the minutes of an E.U. consultation committee show.
Olive Oil Times Special

Scientists Pool Expertise in Fight Against Fake Olive Oils

More than twenty of the world’s experts on olive oil verification met in Madrid to discuss olive oil fraud and possible solutions.

In Jaén, ‘Conquering Palates’ to Get a Fair Price for Olive Oil

How important is olive oil to people in Jaén? Just ask the Spanish province's council president, Francisco Reyes Martínez.
Special Report

Much Ado About Nothing

There have been no shortage of plans, but very little in the way of action to save the olive oil sector in Spain.

Portugal’s Experience Banning Olive Oil Cruets in Restaurants

In 2005, Portugal banned refillable olive oil bottles in restaurants. Now the European Union is considering a similar move.